Enthusiastic candidates are invited to apply to two full-time postdoctoral positions available in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus under the supervision of Drs Rutsuko Ito (www.itolimbiclab.com) and Andy Lee (www.leemtllab.com) starting from Fall 2018 (start date negotiable). The successful applicants will work on a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded cross-species program of research examining the role of the hippocampus and related structures in approach-avoidance conflict decision making. One position will be focused on rodent research and the other on human work, with a unique opportunity to contribute to both lines of inquiry.
The successful applicants will have a PhD in Behavioural/Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, or a related field, with a relevant theoretical background. The rodent-focused postdoctoral fellow will have proven experience in stereotaxic surgery, in vivo pharmacology, immunohistochemistry and behavioural testing of rodents. Previous experience in one or more advanced behavioural neuroscience techniques such as in vivo optogenetics, chemogenetics or other in vivo monitoring/recording techniques will also be highly desirable. The human-focused postdoctoral fellow will have a proven track record in conducting behavioural and fMRI studies, with expertise in advanced analysis techniques (e.g. multivariate statistics, functional connectivity) and excellent programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, R).
The positions are initially for two years pending satisfactory performance after an initial 6-month probation period, with possible renewal for a third year. Salaries will be in line with University post-doctoral stipend levels.
To apply, please send a CV, a statement describing research interests and relevant background, and the names of three individuals for letters of recommendation to Drs Rutsuko Ito (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Andy Lee (email@example.com). Applications will be reviewed until the posts are filled.